LESSON FIVE: Research

                             

LESSON DESCRIPTION

Students use computers to begin researching their animal topic. Students find articles using the internet.

 

GRADE-LEVEL EXPECTATIONS

R3C         Use details from texts to answer questions, retell main idea and important details, organize a sequence of events, identify simple cause and effect, draw conclusions, compare and contrast texts, identify author’s purpose for writing text, and make inferences about problems and solutions.

IL1          Formulate keywords and questions to investigate topics.

IL1          Locate information on keywords in provided resources.

 

LESSON MATERIALS

§         Sources of literature 

 

§         Supplies 

o        Computers

o        Writing folders

o        Linking Word Chart

o        Writer’s notebook/pencils

 

§         Handouts provided

o        Linking Word chart from previous day’s lesson

 

§         Words to know

o        author’s purpose

o        cause and effect

o        compare

o        contrast

o        draw conclusions

o        keywords

o        retell

o        main idea

 

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT 

Teacher observation/ articles from computer.

 

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

 

1.        Use the anchor chart to review types of information students need to research.

 

2.        Students begin searching using Yahooligans. Bookmark this site in advance. Students use their linking word chart to locate and record information.

 

3.        Require students to use at least three articles from the internet.